NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing, LLC, a division of Sportech Plc (LSE: SPO), congratulates its long-time customer Canterbury Park on a successful 2012 live race meet, which saw increases over 2011 in both attendance and handle. Handle on live races increased by 25% over 2011 at the Shakopee, Minnesota racetrack while attendance increased by 18.9%.
This year also saw the introduction of Sportech's on-track mobile wagering service at Canterbury Park. Sportech Mobile is a service that allows customers to easily and securely wager using their own smart phone or tablet. The Sportech Mobile service generated a quarter of the account wagering sales on-track, selling nearly 30,000 transactions with an average ticket cost double that of traditional on track account wagering.
"Canterbury Park is committed to providing its guests with the newest technology available in horse racing," Canterbury Park President Randy Sampson said. "Providing our customers with the ability to wager on their mobile devices allows us to place the horse racing experience in the palm of the hand. Our fans found Sportech Mobile both intuitive and convenient."
Prior to introducing Sportech Mobile at Canterbury Park, Sportech had already deployed Sportech Mobile for customers such as Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Santa Anita.
"Mobile wagering has becoming an important tool for providing convenient wagering to on-track players," said David Haslett, Managing Director Sportech Racing. "Sportech is pleased that on-track mobile wagering was well received at Canterbury Park. We expect to roll out the service to more Sportech customers in the coming months."
About Sportech Racing
Sportech Racing, LLC, a division of Sportech Plc, is a leading global provider of pari-mutuel wagering technology solutions to licensed racetracks, off-track betting networks, Internet wagering operators and casinos, including some of the largest racing organizations in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia. Sportech also owns and operates Winners, the network of 15 betting and sports bar venues, and an ADW phone wagering service, under an exclusive license for pari-mutuel wagering in Connecticut. Sportech Plc is one of the world's leading pools gaming organizations focusing on highly regulated markets worldwide. Sportech provides pari-mutuel betting on soccer and horse and greyhound racing, processing over $13 billion in bets annually with a presence in 30 countries. Sportech also has a developing e-Gaming business. For more information, please visit www.sportechplc.com.
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